If you see animals, you’re a rock star!

My Latest creation is a triple abstract painting made of acrylic, some trimmings, marker and nail polish. This is what I call mix technique!

I really like this work because even though it meant to be an abstract painting, those with developed imagination started seeing animals. I’m super curious on what people can see here, everybody creates different paintings depending on what their minds and eyes combine. It’s like playing with the clouds!

Can you see them? if so, please comment below what you’ve found.

Note: No animals or monsters have been intentionally painted on this canvas.

Flying with style – Pio Collage

Once upon a time, when studying at university, I had an assignment for Product Design where the idea was to redesign a bird. A very interesting and entertaining homework because it allowed me to play a lot with all the characteristics of the birds, an animal that I really like.

Among all the characteristics I redesigned, one was their feet. I changed their feet so they can wear cool sneakers. Almost 7 years later my dream came true and I am painting those birds wearing Vans, Dr Martens and Converse. I hope you like them!

Mix Technique – collage, acrylic and marker

Abstract Expressionism – Cool Contemporary paintings by Linda O’Neill (@AbbyCreekArt)

Surfing the web, I came across with some abstract paintings that really caught out my attention, mainly because of the bright colors, the perfect and balanced composition and the different materials used.

Investigating a little bit, I discovered AbbyCreekStudios. Linda is a Californian artist who for the past 17 years devoted herself to abstract expressionism. Her creative voice expresses herself in different ways; bending and shaping using acrylic paint, collage, ink and whatever else she can get her hands on. She really knows how to let her mind to fly!

She works on canvas, paper and wood. The last ones are my favourites!

This is my top 10:

Cool German art by Matthias Weischer

Matthias Weischer is a German painter who has lived and worked in Leipzig since 1995. He is considered to be one of the most talented members of the new Leipzig school, a loose assembly of artists whose works are regarded as the next generation in the rich history of German painting. However, there is no doubt that Weischer’s works stand out as unique. He called my attention because his cool works oscillate between abstract and figurative painting.

Until 2006, his paintings depicted deserted interiors like stage settings that are infused by abstract elements. Furniture, everyday objects and large-scale ornaments stylistically refer to the 1950s and 1960s. In their collage-like appearance they establish a complex and ambiguous relationship.

During his residency in Rome in 2007, Weischer concentrated on drawing and studies on nature and landscape. Since then, he predominantly works on and with paper, in smaller formats and with a lighter range of colours. He also explores different printing techniques and, recently, three-dimensional sculptural arrangements.

His work has been exhibited worldwide. If you want to know more about this artist please visit his webpage: http://www.matthiasweischer.de/en/2014.html

The mystery of NemO’s (@whoisnemos)

NemO’s is a super talented and mysterious Italian artist. He has a unique style and a special social sensibility that makes him one of my favorites muralists.

His work is divided into essential and graphic images, with a social message and made up characters that carry out poetic and surreal actions like characters in who knows which fairy tale. He uses different techniques on his murals, from traditional acrylic and spray to recycled paper stick on the wall replacing the color by the paper’s texture.

“I started to realize that drawings are very powerful because they are universal and this way you can defeat the language barrier.” – NemO’s

NemO’s masterpieces  are around the world! Below you can find a selection of my preferred murals.

“BEFORE and AFTER” is his latest work. It’s a new project on the interaction of people and time on a drawing

“NemO’s piece of art “Before and After” shifts the consideration and the use of Street Art, focusing on the interaction of the audience and the friction of time. NemO’S, on one hand, works site specific like other artists, and on the other hand experiments and carries out an innovative technique. After the first layer of paint, NemO’S covers the surface with a layer of glue and then places pieces of newspaper, covering the image that is underneath. On top of the layers of newspaper he adds a second illustration (clothes, skin, casings and different details ecc.). This way the artist dresses the first image with volatile clothing that is destined to detach in time and endure the people passing by! The artistic and technical innovation lays in the cohesion of the pieces of newspaper (that the artist recycles from daily newspapers), until these come unstuck and reveal new meanings connected to the drawing, leaving the audience floored and actually including the audience in the creation of the new image. With the consideration and the realization of NemO’S process Street Art shifts from being a mere visual reality to one with aspects regarding participation and tactile effects. This way as time goes by and a random audience passes by, in some way interacting, the piece of art is completed, one that had only just began with the hands of the artist. NemO’S fresh new idea lays in the use of this technique that, like a drawer of secrets, needs intuition, collaboration, consideration and that satisfies the sixth sense: curiosity”

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For more information about this artist, visit his webpage and find out whoisnemos?

The art of making collages

A collage is a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs, postcards and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing. I combine in my collages images that once have called my attention and have entered into my “Collection Envelope” till I find the perfect canvas to paste them. I love dropping some acrylic stains to integrate and balance the whole piece.

Here is my Collage Gallery from the last year.

Argentinean Art Exhibition in Dublin

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CuatroCuartos presents “This is Buenos Aires”, their first art Exhibition in Dublin. CuatroCuartos is an Argentinean group of multidisciplinary artists. They arrived to Ireland looking for new creative challenges. Linked by the spontaneity, motivation and diversity, they decided to get together to show their work to the world, because the world is but a canvas to their imagination.
If you are visiting the Irish Capital City During May 2014, you can see this art exhibition at THE BLEEDING HORSE PUB – 24/25 CAMDEN ST. UPPER, DUBLIN 2 from May 8th till June 2nd.

Photos of this event: https://lucianamarin.wordpress.com/art-exhibitions/

Pop Geometry by Andy Burgess

Pop Geometry refers to Burgess’s love of Pop Art and the incorporation of found vintage ephemera into his collage, much of it referencing a golden age of American graphic design and advertising. The geometric elements, and the use of text and typeface also reference early Twentieth century modern movements such as Supermatism and Constructivsm, and a time of extrodrinary creativity in Russian and European art. By combining geometric form with American graphics, Burgess constructs a playfull meeting of two distinct artistic cultures, East and West, old and new.

I discovered him first because of his amazing Collages. My favorites are the cities! Born in London and living in Arizona, Burgess travels the world for inspiration.

But then I realized that he is also very good at painting! He is very versatile, going from the abstract to the very detailed painting. Look at these cars!!

See his website, here.